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Steve Dale’s Other World | Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

Vicki Santo explains why given all the choices of how to remember her late husband, Ron would have chosen this – an organization to pair diabetic alert service dogs with diabetics to support increasing their independence. Vicki explains close calls are more than costly (and sometimes life endangering) – they are cumulatively making the diabetes worse. Not long after Ron passed away, Vicki began the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation. Vicki talks about how one week Ron […]

Duration: 00:16:37

Steve Dale’s Other World | Bowling for Rhinos!

Steve celebrates the rhinoceros with Lincoln Park Zoo keepers Caitlin O’Brien and Allycia Darst.

Duration: 00:32:13

Steve Dale’s Other World: Bill Hurley

Warning: Listening to this podcast may make you thirsty. Bill Hurley, founder of Empirical Brewery helps us out with definitions, like craft breweries and micro-brews, and even a surprising aspect of what’s really an import. You won’t believe who owns some of America’s great legacy breweries. We talk about taste – and different types of beers, and what Empirical Brewery’s mission is (aside to quench thirst). Also, why Empirical Brewery loves cats....

Duration: 00:38:16

Steve Dale’s Other World | Petr Myska

People think of exotic wildlife in far flung places like Africa, the Amazon Basin or Australia – but so much of it is as close as Mexico. Biologist, conservationist and photographer, Petr Myska, author of Viva Natura: A Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico talks about how even as a tourist, you might take a day trip to see and swim with whale sharks, walk through a jungle with monkeys and a variety of lizards […]

Duration: 00:22:50

Steve Dale’s Other World | Super Derm Girl

It’s not every day that I am blessed to have a superhero on a podcast. That’s right – there’s Superwoman, Superman and now Super Derm Girl! With a cape, moisturizer and sun block Renata Block protects the planet. And that is where we begin our conversation, seriously, how much sun screen to use, and when to use and when we may not need to. But it turns out, it’s mostly a good idea wear sun screen, everywhere but to bed, […]

Duration: 00:24:12

Steve Dale’s Other World | Buses, Trains, Bikes and Legs

Instead of trains, boats and planes, the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) supports public transportation, bicycles and walking. How does Chicago compare to other major cities? A lively discussion with Campaign Director Kyle Whitehead about transportation issues, as well as revealing future plans – especially changes along the lakefront that you may not have heard about. Chicago has become quite the bicycle city, and the future looks like there will be more of it, like it or not. Most...

Duration: 00:35:27

Steve Dale’s Other World | “I Love Lucy” fans will love Stu Shostak’s Lucille Ball stories!

I bumped into a guy who’s name I heard before, but hadn’t ever met, Stu Shostak. He was Lucille Ball’s film archivist, and has amazing Lucy stories to tell. Stu doesn’t mince words, as he talks about her final and now greatly forgotten series “Life with Lucy.” What happened there? He has so many Lucy stories, we only fit a few into the allotted time – Lucy fans will love it! And Stu and Lucy were friends, they even hung […]

Duration: 00:37:52

Steve Dale’s Other World: Dogs and Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is a silent killer, and the non-profit Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) is helping to spread information and supporting research, all saving lives. Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) co-founder and executive director Vallie Szymanski and Board Member Dr. Kurt Kleptisch reveal amazing news – dogs may help in the effort to create a blood test for ovarian cancer (and even other types of cancers). This isn’t science fiction, and the experts describe just how close we...

Duration: 00:39:07

Steve Dale’s Other World: Mike “Doc” Emrich

He’s arguably hockey’s greatest broadcaster, Mike “Doc” Emrich – and he’s a friend now of Steve Dale’s because it turns out the good Doc (and his wife) are a friend to animals. And Doc’s a fan of Steve’s Sunday morning WGN Radio show. What’s he doing up so early? We talk about Doc’s career – and how he got that nickname in the first place. And how, like many players, he worked his way up from the minor leagues to […]

Duration: 00:37:12

Steve Dale’s Other World: Mark Burnell and Anne Pringle Burnell

Mark Burnell and Anne Pringle Burnell could win a local Grammy in an any number of categories for their eclectic abilities and performances, from jazz to pop to even gospel in a church music. Audiences have adored this love couple for years. Their story is a romantic one. Their dating service was music. And they live and breathe music, practicing in their town house – neighbors should pay a cover charge for hearing the free show. They play all around […]

Duration: 00:36:12

Steve Dale’s Other World: Co-Founder of FlyOtto Rod Rakic

Americans like to fly, and as the prices become a bit more affordable, more of us are looking at the sometimes not-so-friendly skies. And corresponding, business travel is on the rise. But the experience can be stressful for a myriad of reasons, from TSA lines to over-sold airplanes. Rod Rakic, a FAA commercial rated pilot, volunteer Civil Air Patrol officer, and co-founder of FlyOtto says a huge factor to why air travel can be so stressful is because most travelers […]

Duration: 00:37:01

Steve Dale’s Other World: Lincoln Park Zoo legend Dr. Lester Fisher

Chicago legend Dr. Lester Fisher, former director of the Lincoln Park talks about some of his most treasured personal relationships, including Sinbad the lowland gorilla. I happened to host the last of chimpanzee tea parties at the zoo, and we discuss if that was really the right thing to do. Back in the early days of the zoo, a surprising number of animals escaped, Fisher tells some of these stories. Sadly, even today, some species only exists only in zoos, […]

Duration: 00:31:37

Steve Dale’s Other World: Denise Tomasello, The Queen of Chicago Cabaret

I speak to Chicago royalty, the Queen of Chicago Cabaret Denise Tomasello. She began her career when she was very young, and we talk about the old days of the Pump Room, Sage’s, Toulouse and lots of other places which are now a part of Chicago history. Also, some of the performers she worked with along the way from Jackie Mason to Don Rickles. However, Denise’s career hasn’t slowed down a bit – she still performs all around town. Catch […]

Duration: 00:33:04

Steve Dale’s Other World: The Music Box Theatre

The Music Box Theatre (in Wrigleyville) is alive and well, presenting cult movies, new independent films and the classics. Some of those classic, like silent movies, are shown on the big screen with pipe organ music accompaniment. Other classics, ranging from Star Wars movies to Indiana Jones movies to Fiddler on the Roof, are show the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen. Lots and lots of family friendly events and movies too. I suppose it’s […]

Duration: 00:23:27

Exploring the poetry writing process with Gary Dembs

Writing is the top bucket list goal for millions – and Gary Dembs, non-profit executive search professional (Funder Non-Profit Personnel Network), just does it. He’s written a book of poetry called “Thimble Flood.” We talk about why writing is cathartic, and the process of writing. While Dembs has been writing poetry for 30 years, this is his first book. All podcast listeners seeking a FREE copy of “Thimble Flood,” just email gary.dembs@nppn.co.

Duration: 00:19:44

Fred Winston

Fred Winston is a Chicago radio legend. His voice boomed across the wave waves in Chicago – and is still instantly recognizable Millions grew up listening to Winston’s humor and on-air chaos. You just never knew what was going to happen. Back in the day, Winston arguably made WFYR radio, and starred on stations including WLS and WCFL. Today, Winston continues to look at the world through his own lens, literally; his photography can be found at http://fredwinstons.blogspot.com/. He also […]

Duration: 00:28:33

The Wild Tales of Terra Incognita Ecotours’s Ged Caddick

Naturalist Ged Caddick takes people around the world….bringing a National Geographic program to life, whether he takes you to see the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, Africa or following in Darwin’s footsteps into the Galapagos, or Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, South America to see Puma’s, Condors and more. No matter which trip you choose, from an East African safari to Borneo, you will see nature, and you will give back to nature. That’s one thing unique about Terra […]

Duration: 00:33:52

Making a more humane economy with Wanye Pacelle

Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a longtime friend. And rarely – but it happens – adversary, as we may each be on the opposite side of an animal welfare issue. Still, I have ENORMOUS respect for this guy, and how he has helped to move a nation forward – not only regarding companion animals, but arguably even more so involving farm animals, performing animals and lab animals, and also wildlife. His most recent book […]

Duration: 00:30:13

Charna Halpern is Chicago’s Star Maker – she touches you, and you become a star!

Really, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (who she says are truly ‘besties’ in real life), Mike Meyers, Seth Meyer and the list goes on. SNL often comes to see iO (formerly Improv Olympics) shows, and “scouts” new stars for their line up. Charna dishes about some of the big names she discovered and coached, and offers a recipe on how to become a star.

Duration: 00:39:21

Cruise The Chicago Skyline With Your Favorite Canine

Mercury’s Canine Cruise (an architecture cruise for dogs), was actually thought of first on my WGN Radio show…and over 10 years later it’s still afloat. And this is the same company, Mercury Skyline Cruiseline that offers the original Chicago architecture tour. I also talk with the CEO/President of Mercury Skyline Cruiseline Holly Agra, about the changing riverfront and Chicago tourism. And what are the crazy things passengers do on her boats?...

Duration: 00:22:11

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